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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions that Dr. Kurzman and his staff are asked, to help you get ready for your appointment with us and to take care of your skin!

What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is an expert in diagnosing and treating conditions specific to your skin. Dr. Kurzman is a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology.

What does a dermatologist do?

Dermatologists take care of all things relating to skin, hair and nails. Most commonly acne, rashes, and skin growths including skincancer. In addition, a dermatologist provides cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, Botox, filler injections and laser treatments.

What specialist is best trained for non-surgical procedures?

Dr. Kurzman is Board Certified; Board Certified dermatologists are specialists who have received extensive training in the use of Botox, fillers, and lasers for cosmetic enhancement. Caitlyn, our Physician Assistant, is also trained and has experience providing these types of treatments. You can check our “List of Services” on our website to see which treatments we have available.

Is it okay for me to see a physician assistant for my skin health?

A dermatology Physician Assistant will have extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to treating skin conditions. It’s more than okay to see a PA for your skin health!

 

Is tanning safe?

All tanning, including the use of tanning beds, is harmful to the skin. Tanning may lead to cancer and aging of the skin which shows up as wrinkles, brown spots and dull appearance.  There is no safe amount of tanning and even occasional tanning leads to cancer.

What types of products can be used to maintain good skin health and prevent the signs of aging?

The most important skin care product is sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. Sunscreen should be worn daily!

A mild cleanser along with retinol and anti-oxidant creams will maintain a beautiful appearance. There are so many products being sold in stores that it is best to check with your dermatologist to advise which products would work best for you.

Difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are both types of botulinum toxin injections. These two products are primarily known for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles and fine lines.

Their nontoxin protein content is different due to differences in their manufacturing. If a patient is used to a certain number of Botox units, they will likely need to increase the number of units when switching to Dysport. This does not mean that Dysport is less effective, it just means that a higher quantity of Dysport is needed to achieve the same level of result. The outcome is similar, but everyone has a preference.

The results are both temporary.

How long will this treatment take?

Be patient with treatments. Once you start your recommended regimen, don’t give up if nothing changes after one or two weeks. It can take six to eight weeks to see significant results from medications and new products. There are no instant results since your skin renews itself every 28 days.

Do I need a follow up visit?

If after eight weeks you’re still dealing with breakouts or your treatment is causing you problems, come back and see us.

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Samantha Durst

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